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Q: File sharing on home network

Hi, I have set up a wireless internet on three computers at home. This works fine. How do I sort out file sharing between them? I have run the home network setup wizard on XP (all computers) and nothing is there in My Network Places.

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A: File sharing on home network

Assuming you put all computers into the same workgroup and enabled file and printer sharing ...

The Shared Documents folder will be shared automatically. For any other folder you want to share, right click on it and choose 'sharing ...'. You can optionally give write permission.

When you first go into My Network Places there will be nothing there. The first time you click on 'View Workgroup computers' will probably result in great disappointment. It takes awhile (20 minutes; even hours) before all the computers in the workgroup get up-to-date and accurate lists of the other computers. Often you can speed up this process via Search for other computers, and a few computer restarts.

If your workgroup doesn't begin to work soon, or you get some error messages, we can start troubleshooting.

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A:File sharing on Home network

This should help you: Sharing and Permissions

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A:File sharing across a home network

Sharing the root drive is blocked for a reason.
You'd be completely open to hacking and malware injection attempts by anyone that happened to ping your IP.

Win 7 is trying to keep you from compromising your entire system.

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I have two PC's connected via a wireless network. That is already established, they both have internet connection. I would like to enable file sharing between these PC's. I have created a workgroup but am having trouble accessing both PC's. On PC 1, when I click "View Workgroup Computers" under network tasks both PC 1 and PC 2 are available, yet when I double click PC 2 I get an error message saying PC 2 is not accessible, I may not have permission, contact the administrator. On PC 2 when I click "View Workgroup Computers" I get an error message right away saying Home (the name of the workgroup) is not accessible, I may not have permissions.

In short, PC one allows me to access the workgroup but not PC 2. PC 2 wont let me access the workgroup. What am I doing wrong? (I am, as you can probably tell, new to home networking).
 

A:File Sharing Through Workgroup on Home Network

The basics for troubleshooting are:

1. Make sure you have the same IP scheme (e.g. 192.168.0.x).

2. Make sure you have the same Subnet Mask, Gateway, and DNS IP addresses.

3. Make sure you can ping the other computer's IP address. If this fails, just for testing, make sure you turn off XP's as well as any other firewall.

4. Make sure you can ping the other computers by name.

5. Make sure you have the same workgroup name (watch for trailing spaces)

6. For troubleshooting purposes, turn off XP's and completely uninstall any other firewall software. You can always add more complexity after you get it working.

7. With XP, make sure you have the same username and password as the person logging onto the other computers. The default setting for XP Pro is to require a password for network access.

8. More details about how to network XP can be found at:
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/xp_network.htm

9. More details on networking Vista can be found at:
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/vista_network_sharing_center.htm
and
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/vista_network.htm

10. More details about how to troubleshoot TCP/IP networks can be found at:
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/trouble.htm

11. Apply the registry edit to fix the browsing delay from XP to Win9x computers
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/windowsxp_tips.htm#browsing_delay.

There continues to be a lot of misinformation about needing NetBEUI or to changing the NetBIOS setting. You can ignore both. Installing NetBEUI to solve a networking problem will just mask a some underlying and potentially important misconfiguration with TCP/IP. The default NetBIOS setting usually works. If browsing is a problem, you might set it to Enabled. But do not Disable it.
 

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Hi Recently connect to ASDL

i would like to know how to set up my laptop to my desktop with file sharing allowed between both computers.

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O/S on both computers are Win XP..

Both computers are used at different intervals so both must be able to connect to the internet indvidullay (understand that can not share files if other computer not turn on)

Is this possible to setup with what i have??

all help appricated instruction on set up would be great..

thanks
Yankeebean
 

A:File sharing / Home Network Setup

well according to this site http://www.netcomm.com.au/ADSL/NB1300.php you can connect to computers to the net using one in ethernet and one in usb. but im not sure if you would be able to share files etc. it mentions on the site that you can combine your modem with a switch which will distribute the internet to whichever computers are connected. A switch will let the computers communicate and therefore you can share files.

Hope this helps

ps.Setting up file sharing is simple. Once you have your home network setup (using the wizard?) just find the folders you would like to share, right click and click sharing and security. Then make that a shared folder.
 

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A:File Sharing and Home Network Issues

did you look at the windows firewall settings?

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File sharing / Home Network Setup

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Hi Recently connect to ASDL

i would like to know how to set up my laptop to my desktop with file sharing allowed between both computers.

I am using a Netcomm ASDL Modem Router NB1300 to connect to the internet. Both computers connect to this Via Ethernet cables..

O/S on both computers are Win XP..

Both computers are used at different intervals so both must be able to connect to the internet indvidullay (understand that can not share files if other computer not turn on)

Is this possible to setup with what i have??

all help appricated instruction on set up would be great..

thanks
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A:File sharing between Win 7 Desktop and Win 7 Laptop over Home Network

You can try with administrative share until someone show a better method:

In Windows Explorer address bar, type \\<IP address or comp name>\c$.
c$ can be any partition, d$, e$ etc.

It will look like this \\192.168.0.10\c$

Enter the credentials of an account on the desktop (which is also an admin) when asked for.

If it works for you, you can also add a network location (select Computer in Windows Explorer, right click empty space in right pane, click "Add a Network Location". Enter the above address when asked.

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\\PC1is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource.

Why does this happens as I followed the same steps for each pc??

A:Access denied file sharing over home network

  
Quote: Originally Posted by swarley


I have win7 on two pc's at home connected through a wireless route (lets call them pc1 and pc2)r. I have shared drives on both of the pcs but I can only access pc1's shared drive from pc2 but when i try to map the drive from pc2 to pc1, i get this message

\\PC1is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource.

Why does this happens as I followed the same steps for each pc??


For this problem you need to make sure that the Time and Date are in sync on both machines. You may need to check the bios Time and Date to make sure it's correct also.

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A:Solved: Home network file sharing problem

Have you tried this on computer A yet?

Possible Fix for corruption &#8220;Access Denied&#8221; Problem:

Using notepad create a file named FIXANON.REG with the following contents:

------------------- cut after this line -------------------
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa]
"restrictanonymous"=dword:00000000
------------------- cut before this line -----------------

Double click on the file and say Yes to the merge into registry question.

Restart and see if this helps with the access issue.
 

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A:Solved: file sharing - wireless home network

I don't know about using Windows Explorer, but what happens (if you have these in the same workgroup) if you (on the laptop) go into My Network Places, click on view workgroup computers, and then double click the desktop's icon?

Or, if you're not using same workgroup, what do you get with
Start - Run - \\desktop - OK where 'desktop' is the desktop's name or IP address?
 

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A:Home ethernet network problem with file sharing

When I get issues like that, the most common cause turns out to be the firewall(s) on either machine.

as a quick test, disconnect from the web, and disable both the windows firewall, and any software firewall you may have ON BOTH MACHINES, and try again.

If you are then able to accss each computer from the other then you've found the problem. If this doesn't work, it's something else. (do you have client for MS networks installed and file and printer sharing?)
 

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A:LAN file sharing between 2 specific computers on home WiFi network

  
Quote: Originally Posted by aljady


Hello everyone!

I don't usually go the "beg for help on an unknown forum" route but I'm clearly out of my depth on this issue and hours of furious Googling and tweaking have not helped me one bit.

What I'm trying to do is trying to setup file sharing between 2 computers connected by an ethernet cable.
So far so good, except those 2 computers are ALSO part of a Wifi network to connect to the internet through a wireless router. There are other computers on this network (other roommates) that must NOT have access to anything shared on either on those 2 computers.

I've tried fiddling with homegroups but the only homegroups we can create are on the WiFi network. If I set the LAN connection to anything else but public by setting PC2 as a default gateway, I can't get access to the internet anymore.

How on earth can I set that up properly, if that's even possible?

EDIT: my brain is so close to imploding that I forgot basic curtesy-

Of course, thank you in advance for your help.


Sounds to me like you are using ICS to create a secondary wired connection for the second machine.

You need to use the LAN ports on the router or a switch rather than sharing a connection using ICS "internet connection sharing". Homegroups won't work with ICS.

Once you are connected to the router with a regular LAN connection with both machines, you should have no problems setting up a Homegroup between those two machines.

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A:Home network WIN7 & XP: file and printer sharing problem

Please help me out!

Thanks

Guy, Belgium

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A:Homegroup and file sharing stopped working over home network

Can't map a network drive on Windows 7 (it used to work) error: 0x80070035 "network path not found"

Following their first line of questions there. My first question would have to be regarding system security on these two pc's.

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A:File and Printer sharing takes vacation on home network

sorry, this should probably be on the network support forum. I'll post it there.
- Joe

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/file-and-printer-sharing-takes-vacation-on-home-network-218049.html
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So any help or advice someone could offer would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

BZT

A:Issue area: Mixed-network file sharing with Windows 7 Home Premium

Have a look at this. How to Share Printers and Files in Ubuntu and Windows 7

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A:Home Network File/Printer Sharing Setup , internet Speed slows, **Help Needed**

Are you browsing while sharing/transfering files? That would definitely cause it.

Edit: This is in the wrong forum... :hotouch:
 

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A:Solved: Home network for file/printer sharing: desktop-wireless router- laptops

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MrsB
 

A:Can't turn Network Discovery, File Sharing and Public Folder Sharing on

Make sure your network is designated home or work; NOT public.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cant-turn-network-discovery-file-sharing-and-public-folder-sharing-on.896468/
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Am I compromised?
 

A:MY home computers suddenly sharing over home wireless network

If you didn't make the change to share all drives, then somebody did. I would assume the worst. Time to reformat and reinstall.

Windows ME is past end of life, and no security updates are provided by MS. I wouldn't run it anymore. Maybe you'd want to try out some linux distros, some are quite good on old hardware. See this review:
http://www.linux.com/feature/52134

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Since you are using wireless, did you enable the encryption? If you have WPA or WPA2 use them and setup a long and complicated passphrase. Use WEP if you have no other choice cause WEP can be broken into real quick. You must enable encryption because with wireless, all your machines are sitting ducks when you have close range attackers, whereas with wired, at least you still have a perimeter which you can fortify with a firewall. Also it is especially important to have software firewalls on Each PC when using wireless.
 

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A:Network Sharing Problem. Connecting Desktop to home network

Have you set up a home network? What is the workgroup name? Are there any passwords of any kind? Have you set your shared settings on each PC in the workgroup?

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A:Sharing over home network

Whilst my wife can see that folder from her computer she cannot see any sub folders - how do I enable her to do that?Click to expand...

Do you mean that she is prevented from opening the folder, or that opening it is too much trouble? If the latter try sharing the sub-folders also (not sure that will work, and seems kinda silly anyhow).
 

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Crossover cable
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Both PC's can ping each other ( 192.168.1.100 and 192.168.1.101)

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A:Home Network Okay, but no internet sharing

have you set up your internet connection to be shared in the properties on your broadband connection, if you need help let me know
 

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A:Printer Sharing on Home Network

May I suggest downloading Network magic, its a program that helps with configuring all your computers/printers etc to a network and connecting them and i think it could help with your situation. The download is free and you get a 7 day thing before you have to buy it but 7 days should be plenty of time to fix it. Its also virus free as it comes from a trusted source So you dont have to worry about that. Download link is below.
Cisco Network Magic Pro - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

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A:Sharing printer only possible in a Home network?

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ritchie13890
 

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A:Please help with home network / sharing printer

Can't really help but one thought is are there any firewalls in the mix that may be blocking access.

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A:Sharing Printer on Home Network

"but when I tried to set it up it is able to print from .txt files but not from MSPublisher 2003"

Indicates that the printer/driver are OK, but the application has a problem. Try Wordpad or Paint or something else to get another opinion.
 

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I have set all computers and my printer to to sharing but when I try to access printing from my laptop, or try to access shared folders on my desktop computer, it says I do not have access permission. I can see my desktop when searching my Workgroup but it wont let me in.

Has anyone got a solution.

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A:Home network sharing not working

Turn off any firewalls for debugging. If the firewall is the problem, you'll have to configure it to allow access to "trusted zone" addresses. Note that some firewalls must be completely uninstalled to stop them from affecting your networking.
Create a file in notepad named FIXANON.REG with the following contents:

You should have 3 boxes on the bottom in NOTEPAD.
1)Filename : FIXANON.REG
2)Save as type: all files
3)Encoding: ANSI
If you do not change it from txt type to All files type, then the file will actually be FIXANON.REG.txt, this won't accomplish the desired result.

------------------- Use ONLY the text after this line in the FIXANON.REG file -------------------
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa]
"restrictanonymous"=dword:00000000
------------------- Use ONLY the text before this line in the FIXANON.REG file-----------------

Double click on the file and say Yes to the merge into registry question.

Reboot the computer.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt.

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands:

PING each remote computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. Open a command prompt as described above and type.

PING <ip address>
or
PING <computer name>

Where:
<ip address> - is the x.x.x.x IP address
<computer name> - is the computer name

A failure to PING is almost always a firewall configuration issue. Any failure to PING needs to be corrected before you go any farther.

Note: You can obtain the IP address and computer name of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG /ALL. This should work for any Windows version. The IPCONFIG /ALL display will provide a wealth of useful information for debugging your network connection.

Check your Services are Started on all PCs:

COM+ Event System (for WZC issues)
Computer Browser
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Network Connections
Network Location Awareness
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Server
TCP/IP Netbios helper
Wireless Zero Configuration (XP wireless configurations)
WLAN AutoConfig (Vista wireless configurations)
Workstation

Note: You can check the services in Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services.

All of these services should be started, and their startup type should be automatic.

If a service is not running, open it's properties and check the dependencies. Check each of the dependencies and see which one is preventing the service from running. Checking the event log is also a good idea here, there may be clues to what is failing.
All computers should be in the same workgroup for computer browsing to function properly. File & Print Sharing has to be enabled on any computer you wish to share files or printers from. You also need to actually share the resource in question from My Computer, right click on the drive/printer/folder, and select sharing.

If you encounter difficulties accessing computers that are visible in Network Places (Network and Sharing Center in Vista), make sure the computer being accessed has an account with the same name/password as the system connecting to it uses to login. NOTE: Vista's default is to require a password on the account to enable file/print sharing.

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I can use WMP 11 to access media stored on a netwrok disk from different computers on my home network. However, if I create a playlist on one PC, I am unable to see the same playlist in WMP from another PC. Playlists created in earlier versions of WMP don't seem to suffer from the same problem, i.e. they can be viewed from whereever. Is there some setting in WMP 11 that permits different users to share the same playlist (Sharing Media Library seems to apply only to audio, video, etc and not playlists - as I'm having no problems with this, I haven't explicitly enabled it)?
 

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I think that PC1 doesn't know about LAN2's info since it belongs to LAN1(192.168.11.xxx). But maybe im wrong. Can someone advise me how to achieve my goals here so that PC1 AND PC2 can communicate to each other smoothly? Thanks.
Reminder:
1) Can't replace LAN2 router with a switch
2) Can't connect PC2 to LAN1 directly
 

A:Home Network Sharing Problem!

Maybe if you put PC2 into Router2's DMZ you can access it via Router2's WAN IP.

Seems kinda contradictory to say that PC2 has to "hide" behind a router but be accessible as if it weren't behind the router.
 

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Does this mean my documents are available on the Internet as I don't want that to happen.
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A:Sharing documents - home network

Your files won't be avalible from the Internet unless you have setup a website or FTP from your computer which I guess you won't have. To access your shared files go on the "Network" menu and in the address bar type "\\COMPUTER-NAME\SHARE-FOLDER\", obviousely edit the details to fit your network.
 

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How would I go about configuring something like this? I have no idea how the networking functionality works.

A:Sharing a folder on a home network?

Hi 003, right click the folder you want to share, select properties>sharing, click 'Advanced Sharing', tick box 'Share this folder', click 'Permissions'. From here you can do as you want.

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Does this mean my documents are available on the Internet as I don't want that to happen.
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A:Sharing documents - home network

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It seems the HP5610 and the host windows XP - where the sharing is defined and activated - does not recognize the 'remote' fax from the 'local' fax and it treats the remote one as if it was a local one.

Is there something wrong in the setup ?
Is there anything additional that I should do to make fax sharing work from the remote PC ?

thanks
 

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How do I ensure that these settings are Turned off permanently, unless off-course I want to turn them on.

Thanks.

A:Network Sharing--Home and Public

A. Click Start, type services.msc and hit enter.


B. From the list of services, double click on "Function Discovery Provider Host" service, change the startup type to disabled and stop the service which will turn off the service.

Or if it's set to Automatic change it to Manual which should keep it from turning back on Automatically.

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A:Home Network Sharing Not Working

Are both pcs in the same workgroup
both in the same ip range ie both have an ip 192.168. etc?
are both wired if one is wireless most routers by default have user isolation turned on this stops any wireless station connecting to the local network so if someone hack your wireless they can get internet but no personal files

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A:File Sharing between xp pro and home

Create an account with the same name and password on the XP-Home box that is used to logon to the XP-Pro machine or enable the GUEST account on the XP-Home box.
 

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A:Sharing by Windows 7 home to multiple OS network

Welcome to Seven Forums,

You may start with disabling the Power Management on the XP computers - see attached image.

Also, change the Speed & Duplex of your NIC, fiddle with the setting - see attached image.

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A:Trouble sharing printer on home network

I have an HP Laserjet 3015 attached to my wife's Dell work pcClick to expand...

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If this opens a folder there should be one that says printers and all you have to do is go there and right click the printer you shared and pick Connect.
 

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A:How Do I Set Up Sharing Files on a Home Wireless Network?

Yes, this would have been better but you already have two responses to your other thread. Please click on the red triangle in the upper right and ask a moderator to close this one. You could also use the same technique to have the other thread moved here--but no need to since you are getting help.
 

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A:Is sharing a USB device (scanner) possible over home network?

Not normally. Most scanner drivers are not designed to allow sharing. Since you have to be next to the scanner to load the material to be scanned, it's somewhat pointless for most folks anyway.
 

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A:Sharing a scanner over a home network for free

This shouldn't cost anything as long as you have the proper hardware.


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A:Home network not sharing folders with one computer.

I had the same problem, kept trying to figure out why. 24 hours later it just worked. Someone with more knowledge might know the answer, for me it just needed time.

Check this too:

HomeGroup uses IPv6 for multicast discovery. If you get error code 0x80632094 when you try and enter a valid password, then check that the IPv6 protocol is checked in the NIC properties. Network and Sharing Center, Change adapter connections, right-click and examine Properties for IPv6. You could also try this registry method:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip6\Parameters\

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A:Home network and sharing erratic behavior

Hi Louie. I too am experiencing what I think is the same problem - alas I have no solution (yet). I have a laptop and a printer, connected using WiFi to a router. Laptop and printer can see the internet, but not each other. But, on occasions they do, but then, they no longer do, with nothing I am aware of occurring in between.
I had Kaspersky AV installed on the laptop and have removed it just in case - that wasn't it. I will let you know if I have any success. I too have wasted hours on this!

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A:Sharing Vista computers on home network

You have to have User Name and Password on Each computer to share files. Go to Control Panel/Users and set up passwords. Also make sure that you are sharing the files you want on that computer.

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Share them from the Desktop to the Laptop?
 

A:Sharing Favorites - Is it possible to hare them on my home network ?

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I have tried changing the sharing options several times but it just seems like there is a master control holding things back.

Regards
Lee, Brisbane Australia.

A:File Sharing on Home Machine

  
Quote: Originally Posted by domainbug


The following happens on my personal Win 7 32bit machine with several folders.

I constantly get a "Denied Access" message when trying to open certain folders in windows explorer. All these folders have a small arrow across the top left corner of their icon. IE I cannot access the Videos folder but if I go via the libraries option then all is ok.

I have tried changing the sharing options several times but it just seems like there is a master control holding things back.

Regards
Lee, Brisbane Australia.


Hi Lee,

How's Brisbane? I'm planning to head over there for Qantm College.

Seems like you have lost ownership magically. Are you able to right click the affected folders and choose 'take ownership'? If you have UAC enabled, disable it (slider all the way to the lowest setting) temporarily to get that Administrator prompt out of the way for a bit. You can re-enable it later.

Regards,

LuzTeTT

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A:Vista & XP Home File Sharing

First off, I did follow all step by step instructions for setting Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit system, everything good...

I'm still hammering away here. And seemed to have found the problem...My AVG security systems was blocking me out. I went to the help section of AVG support online and I am attaching the link. Read carefully and follow the instructions. This again, is jus for AVG anti-virus users...I've been at this a week now off & on. There were some other minor issues, but after going through all the Vista checks, & XP I knew I had those correct.

Heres the link: AVG Antivirus and Security Software - FAQ

Also noteworthy is that if you are using ATT modem with built in 2WIRE819 router you ill also have to go in there and configure the network settings, plus all the other normal file sharing permissions...

Hope this will help.









Originally Posted by udornvet


I have a new DELL XPS Laptop running Vista 64 bit Home Premium, and I'm able to connect to my ATT wireless okay and do email, browse, etc, but I'm having issues getting the file sharing to work. Seems I cannot view my workgroup computers. My wireless in built into the ATT modem which is a 2WIRE brand. I've called ATT support and they cannot fix it, I've configured the 2WIRE firewall for the laptop, still no go...

One thing I am getting when I try to click on, view workgroups in XP, is that it tells me workgroup is not accessible, and that I may not have permission to use this resource. Contact administrator...Well, I am the administrator. So I'm trying set the permissions again in my network but cannot find out how to get there. Also the laptop cannot see the main computer either.

Any ideas on this, and has anyone had the same problems when trying to file share Vista with XP? I had no problems when networking both my XP systems.

Summary: I can browse and do email from my new laptop going through the wireless connection, yet the ping test fails, and I cannot file share. Baffling isn't it?

Thanks

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A:trying to set up file sharing between 2000 & xp home

While your waiting for how-to`s,take a look at this http://www.homenethelp.com/
 

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A:file sharing between XP pro and 7 home premium

I'm thinking you would have to create another group in your 7PC, then add only those from XP that you want give the update rights to.

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A:File sharing using XP Home and Vista PC's

Double click on My Computer right click on the drive you want to share and select file sharing... it will be up to you to decide how much you want to share..

You have a Great day,
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solved by going to control panel-admin tool-"service"-server
 

A:Solved: home PC file sharing need some help!!!

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A:Folder Sharing Problem on Home (Workgroup) Network

It should be \\marypc\mary

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A:Best setup for digital media sharing over home network?

Option A): A wireless n router with a USB port that would allow for an external hard drive to be connected. Pros: cheaper than a NAS device....Cons: some say (including CNET) that external hard drives don't do well at streaming HD videos through a routerClick to expand...

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But the Router option is OK for the moment and a lot cheaper as you say ..

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A:Problems sharing specific folder on home network...

The issue may be related to the password protected sharing option that you have enabled on the Windows 8 machine. Can you please turn it off and possible try again.

Password Protected Sharing - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

Also, can you try and access the share using it's IP address instead of the hostname to ensure that you are being directed to the right machine. For example:

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A:Sharing files/folders in a small home network

1. Make sure everyone is in the same workgroup. (This has nothing to do with file sharing, but it cuts down on broadcasts and makes finding other computers easier.)

2. Make sure any firewalls allow access to your own network. This is not enabled by default. How you do this depends on the firewall.

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riddle solved. I unshared and shared the drives again and it fixed the error. thanks.

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A:sharing files & folders on wireless home network?

This TCP/IP Home Networking and File Sharing Tutorial should get you started.
 

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